Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Giveaway: I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman


The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novel—a powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim's life....I'd Know You Anywhere

Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects—or wants—to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere.

In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She's always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he'll tell her—and share the truth about his other victims.

Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it—even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she's kept buried inside.

An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Laura Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet.


~Book description courtesy of the publisher


Once again I am wayyyy behind in my reading. Too many books, too little time is certainly true in my case! So my review will be upcoming but I'm going to go ahead and post the giveaway!

I have two copies of I'd Know You Anywhere to give away. For one entry, just leave me a comment here. If you would like extra entries there are instructions below. Giveaway open through midnight eastern time on September 6.. The winners will be drawn at random and must have a US mailing address. Many thanks to Megan at Harper Collins for sponsoring this giveaway!

+2 Follow this blog any way you choose (Google, Feedburner, etc) and leave a comment...if you already do, include that in your comment
+2 Tweet or blog this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know that you did

Good luck everyone, thank you for visiting and entering!

70 comments:

Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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tradingaddress said...

This book sounds great and I'd love to read it. I've never heard of this author before.

Thanks,
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I'm a GFC and email follower.

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Stephanie said...

Ooh, this sounds creepy. I love creepy.

I follow you through my google reader. :) stephaniedekeyser AT gmail dot com

AmandaSue said...

I would love a chance to read this.

I'm a follower on blogger and in my google reader. thanks.

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ibeeeg said...

Wow...this book sound intense! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

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ibeeeg said...

I follow your blog in my Google Reader.

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Atypical Girl said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect!!!

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Lauri W said...

I'm a follower on Google ! Thanks for the giveaway !
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Little Tesoro said...

I would love to enter. Thank you!

Martha Lawson said...

Wow! This looks great. I'd love to be entered to win this one.

+2 I follow on gfc

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Jennifer said...

Please enter my name to win a copy of this book. I follow you on google reader. I also promise to post my own review on goodreads. Thanks for this potential opportunity!

Zibilee said...

No need to enter me as I will be reading it very soon, just wanted to say that I am really looking forward to it after loving Life Sentences!

Kelley said...

I'd like to enter! And I also already follow you via Google Reader.

nfmgirl said...

Awesome! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I really want to read this so I have to enter.

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Patty said...

I would love to read this book...I have loved all of her other ones...
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clenna said...

It sounds like a good, exciting story.
I would love to read it.

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Benita said...

Sounds great! Please count me in.

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rubynreba said...

This book would be great to read. Thanks!
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clenna said...

I already follow via GFC and i subscribe too!

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Benita said...

GFC Follower #1

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rubynreba said...

+2 I follow on google
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Benita said...

GFC Follower. #1

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Shannon said...

Thank you for including me.
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Shannon said...

I follow using Google Reader.
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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Audra said...

This sounds *so* good!! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway; thank you for hosting!

I'm a follower, and I tweeted!

amandawk said...

I would love to win this book.

amandawk said...

I'm a follower.

amandawk said...

I'm a follower #2

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

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karenk said...

email subsriber :)

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Kat Bryan said...

I love psychological thrillers!

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Kat Bryan said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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debbie said...

This book sounds really good. I love this genre.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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Alyce said...

This book is a little out of my comfort zone for reading, but I've had it on my wish list because it sounds good despite being out of the genres I normally read.

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+2 I follow your blog.

Melissa said...

Oh this sounds like such a good book!
I will definately pick up a copy of it if I don't win.

Beth said...

Started following you recently. It's interesting that this book is on the giveaway list. I recently read an article dealing with the Picoult/Frazen argument that's forced the lit. world in the limelight! Good publicity, at least. But Lippman was used as an example of a truly powerful female writer, and I was unfamiliar with her work. I'm reallly looking forward to reading this one. Here's my entry! & happy book blogging! :)

holdenj said...

I would love to be entered to win I'd Know You Anywhere, it looks like a real thriller. Thanks!
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holdenj said...

+2 I'm already a GFC follower! Thanks!
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Audrey said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!
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Molly said...

I really enjoy Laura Lippman's writing style and would LOVE to be entered in this contest.

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Molly said...

Also...I am a loyal follower of this blog :)

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Sue said...

This looks fabulous. I'd love it!

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Amy said...

I love gripping, riveting stories like this one that are tough to put down! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Thank you!

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Amy said...

+2
I'm a GFC follower

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Carol M said...

I love Laura Lippman's books! I'm be thrilled to win this one. Thank you for the giveaway!
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Carol M said...

+2 I follow via GFC
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Carol M said...

+2 Tweet
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christa @ mental foodie said...

Heard good things about this one.

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christa @ mental foodie said...

RSS via google reader

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Amanda said...

Ok I'll bite on this one. I've seen this all over. Thanks for the chance!

Amanda said...

Oh and I follow you!

Man of la Books said...

Hi, I'm a new follower.

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like my kind of book. I would love to read it. Thanks for this chance.

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Anita Yancey said...

I follow on GFC #1.

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Anita Yancey said...

I follow on GFC #2.

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LAMusing said...

Count me in please!
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Norma said...

Thanks for the chance!
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whoizme8 said...

I'd love to have your book.
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Patricia L said...

Sounds like a page-turner! Thanks for the chance.

Patricia L said...

I follow through google reader

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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Amy said...

Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Amestir/status/23179493957

(Twitter id: Amestir)

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